Rob Haddock of S-5! Receives 2018 CSI Technical Writing Award

Metal Roof Innovations Limited (MRIL) announced that Rob Haddock is the 2018 recipient of the Ben John Small Technical Writing Award. Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) awards this honor to those “recognized by their peers as an outstanding technical writer and/or expert in their field.” 

CSI recognized Haddock for technical expertise in innovation and technical writing in the roofing industry. Specifically notable is his series, Metal Roofing from A (Aluminum) to Z (Zinc).CSI also acknowledged Haddock for sharing his passion for metal roofing through technical articles and through 100-plus presentations.

According to the organization, CSI strives to improve construction specification best practices. The award is named after Ben John Small, founder and former president of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of CSI. Small chaired the Chapter’s Technical Committee.

Haddock is no stranger to metal construction. With now 47 years in the industry, his unwavering confidence in metal roof superiority was the reason he founded S-5!, a company that designs and manufactures attachment solutions for metal roof systems. 

Frequently requested by trade groups for speaking and educational engagements across the country, Haddock also serves as Director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group, Ltd. and consults on roofing solutions and services worldwide. He is an inaugural member of the Metal Construction Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Carl Cash Award from ASTM (for technical writing), and winner of the Pat Bush award from Metal Construction Association for unselfish contributions to the industry. He also holds lifetime honorary memberships to the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) and the Metal Construction Association (MCA).

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S-5! Founder and CEO Receives Larry A. Swaney Award

S-5! founder and CEO, Rob Haddock, has been named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Larry A. Swaney Award, which honors an individual in metal construction who selflessly fosters the growth and betterment of the industry.

S-5! Founder and CEO Rob Haddock has been named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Larry A. Swaney Award, which honors an individual in metal construction who selflessly fosters the growth and betterment of the industry.

S-5! Founder and CEO Rob Haddock has been named the 2015 recipient of the Larry A. Swaney Award, which honors an individual in metal construction who selflessly fosters the growth and betterment of the industry. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) sponsors the annual award named after the organization’s first president and one of its founders.

The Swaney Award is bestowed at MCA’s Annual Meeting, held this earlier this year in Palm Springs, Calif. Recipients must exhibit generous commitment to the metal construction industry beyond personal gain, be involved in a leadership capacity, and have made significant contributions to the improvement of metal construction and its supporters.

“Rob has dedicated his professional career for the last 40 years to the advancement of metal roofing within the marketplace,” says S-5! Vice President Keith Lipps. “He has been an influential voice in the promotion, research, and technical advancement of the entire industry, and not just his own corporate product line. He has consulted to many major metal roofing suppliers, assisting them to advance their product lines, develop training programs, initiate technology transfers and more.”

Haddock is also a prolific author of dozens of articles, white papers and industry technical documents. His writings have been published in at least five languages, and he has lectured on metal roofing topics in a dozen countries. He is a generous philanthropist, donating his time, talents, and finances to numerous charitable endeavors around the globe.

“With his western hat, friendly smile, candid speak, and willing participation, Rob is one of the most recognizable personalities in the industry,” Lipps continues.

Rob Haddock began his career as a metal building erector before founding S-5! and becoming a sought-after metal roofing consultant, inventor (he holds more than 30 patents), speaker, and author. He serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering, is the director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group Ltd., and pilots S-5!, which is a manufacturer of metal roof attachment systems. Haddock has been a Lifetime Honorary Member and advocate of MCA since 1985. He is also a member of CSI, MBMA, ASHRAE, ASCE and ASTM. In 2012 he was a charter inductee to the Metal Construction Hall of Fame.

At the award ceremony, Haddock made special thanks to his family in attendance: sons Dustin and Shawn, daughter Lara, and their spouses, Rebecca and Jessica Haddock and Shane Dunnam. In addition, Haddock expressed gratitude for his staff and the many MCA friends and peers present.

”I am both honored and humbled to receive such a distinguished award and be recognized among the esteemed previous winners, especially remembering that Larry Swaney was the guy who extended a hand of friendship to me and invited me to speak to the MCA group back in 1985,” Haddock says.